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Kizhakke Theru Sree Chooliyar Bhagavathi Temple – Kaliyattam Theyyam Thira Festival

Kizhakke Theru Sree Chooliyar Bhagavathi temple is located at Udma in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Chooliyar Bhagavathi. The annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival is held for four days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam – Dhanu 5 to Dhanu 7 (December 21 to December 23).

The important theyyams that can be witnessed at Kizhakke Theru Sree Chooliyar Bhagavathi temple are Padaveeran theyyam, Vishnumoorthi theyyam, Chooliyar Bhagavathy theyyam, Moovalamkuzhi Chamundi theyyam and Gulikan theyyam

The shrine is mainly open on Sankranti days as per traditional Malayalam calendar for important puja and rituals. The temple has a chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. The shrine is decorated with traditional motifs. Other deities are worshipped atop square platform exposed to the elements and under trees.